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FEC approves N970m for Customs’ Barracks, Communication equipment

The Federal Executive
Council (FEC) has approved the sum of N970m to enable the Nigeria Customs
Service (NCS) build barracks and acquire necessary communication equipment.

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, made public the
approval when she briefed newsmen in Abuja.

She said: “The Nigeria Customs got approval for acquisition
of residential accommodation for the staff of the service.

“What the Customs is acquiring is an estate that has a total
of 42 flats and the total cost is N152 million per block of six units.

“The approval that we got is in the total sum of N970.2
million inclusive of VAT.”

The Minister said the Customs needs to upgrade its
communication gadget as part of the war against smuggling activities.

The communication gadgets include HF radios, BHF radios,
walkie talkies, cable towers and accessories.

According to her, “The need has become necessary because of
increased onslaught by the service on smuggling and other illegal economic

“The contract that was approved is in the total sum of
N247.907 million inclusive of five per cent VAT and the equipment will be
delivered within a period of eight weeks.’’

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